Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad IPL Match 9 Preview

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After CSK's win over DD last night, there is another huge shuffle in the points table. CSK has climbed up to third position with two points and a net run rate of +2.082. Royal Challengers are current toppers of the points table followed by Kings XI Punjab. The second positioned team Kings XI Punjab will face the seventh positioned team Sunrisers Hyderabad today. Hyderabad is amongst the two winless teams so far in IPL 2014. Mumbai has played two and lost two meanwhile Hyderabad has played one and lost it. Watch Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad match live streamed on Star Sports and Go Cricket website in India. Sony Six channel will provide live TV telecast in India.

Punjab's team started off as underdogs and now are the team to beat. Only two names would come to your mind in this IPL if we talk about Kings XI Punjab and they would be Miller and Maxwell. This double 'M' have hammered opposition bowlers and easily chased mammoth targets in last two games. Although none of the matches in IPL are walk in the park, but today Kings XI would start as favourites against Sunrisers. Here is a tweet from Kings XI Punjab official twitter handle that supports our claim of double 'M'

Glen Maxwell is at the primest of his forms with two sparkling innings of 95 and 89 in last two matches. Miller has provided him a great stand at the other end of the crease. If Maxwell goes on to score another half century, the team might win based on his previous records. Punjab has two more attractive players viz Sehwag and Johnson. They both looked rusty in last two matches but if these two get going with Maxwell and Miller, it would be almost impossible to beat Kings XI Punjab.

Suprising stat here would be the head to head record. Sunrisers Hyderabad has played two matches so far against Kings XI and won both. So certainly Kings XI would push hard in this match to open their winning account against the Sunrisers.

Shikhar Dhawan is a powerful batsman up the order for Sunrisers. Fans are eager to see his powerful hitting which has been missing from past few months. Another blaster in the team is David Warner. World knows what he can do when he is in golden touch. If Sunrisers can score big, they can content the opposition with a strong bowling line up consisting of Steyn, Ishant, Bhuvaneshwar, Amit Mishra and Karan Sharma. Not to forget they have a lovely allrounder named Darren Sammy in their line up as well. 

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